RAC student of the year award

news_2008_02_14_chris_green_photoStudent of the year has been awarded to an engineering student at Staffordshire University by Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) magazine.

Leaving other nominees in the cold was Chris Green, a Mechanical Engineering student who also works full time for Arctic Circle, a refrigeration systems manufacturer.

Delighted after being put forward for the award by his employer Chris was named RAC National Student of the Year 2007 and attended the gala luncheon ceremony, at Belfry Golf Hotel in Birmingham, to pick up his trophy.

Chris, Senior Systems Engineer at Arctic Circle, said: “I have been with the company for 9 years and I feel this acknowledgement shows the company’s appreciation for the learning curve I have moved through in the RAC industry.”

Getting back to education after a five year gap, where he took an apprenticeship at Arctic Circle before gaining his engineer role, Chris was “anxious” about returning to study. However, now in his second year, he is looking forward to using what he has learnt on future projects in the industry.

Chris said: “I am extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to continue my education by attending Staffordshire University. My experience in the refrigeration industry enabled me to progress successfully through my first year, achieving four 1st‘s and one 2:1, which I am very proud of.”

“Even after 9 years in the industry I’m still as enthusiastic and eager to learn as I was when I first started. I am excited about continuing with my training and development and in particular, in completing my degree.”